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South Amboy is a city in Middlesex County, in the New York metro area.
The community name derives from Algonquian for "valley"
The latitude of South Amboy is 40.477N. The longitude is -74.291W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 125 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 8,032.
Sections below provide additional information and links about South Amboy demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Middlesex County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 08872 ZIP code.
10% of South Amboy residents report German ancestry, and 21% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the South Amboy ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in South Amboy was $23,598, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of South Amboy residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in South Amboy, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $677. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,336.
Libraries in South Amboy include Dowdell Library of South Amboy ... View libraries
Middlesex County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our South Amboy political report.
The average commute time for South Amboy workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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